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Sabc 2

Launched 5 May 1975 (test transmission)
6 January 1976 (official broadcast)
1 January 1982 (as TV1)
February 1996 (as SABC 2)
Network SABC
Owned by South African Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan You belong
Country South Africa
Language Sotho
Broadcast area South Africa
Headquarters SABC Television Park, Uitsaaisentrum, Johannesburg, South Africa
Formerly called TV1
Replaced SABC TV / SAUK-TV
Sister channel(s) SABC 1
Website .com.sabc2www
Sentech Channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater
StarSat Channel 158
DSTV Channel 192
OpenView HD TBA
FreeVision TBA

SABC 2 is a South African television channel owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). SABC 2 broadcasts programming in English, Afrikaans, Venda, and Tsonga.

It was created in 1996 after the SABC restructured its television channels. The reduced prominence of Afrikaans angered many speakers of the language, although the channel still features a significant amount of Afrikaans programming, including a news broadcast every week night at 19:00 and weekends at 18:00.

M-Net seeing the market need, launched the Afrikaans subscription channel KykNet in 1999 and followed in 2005 with the music channel MK (originally known as MK89.) In 2009, Mnet launched Koowwe, a kids channel broadcasting in Afrikaans.

See also


  1. ^ "The Media Development and Diversity Agency - a draft position paper". South African Government Information. November 2000. p. 68. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

External links

  • SABC 2 (official site)

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